Author, Ben Frank, who has written several books about Russia and traveled to the country, has a new novel out called “Klara’s Journey.” It’s about his aunt’s experiences in the Russian civil war and how she fled the country. Frank offered his insights on the former Soviet State and how some things have changed, but how other facets of the government reflect the old guard.
“Some have changed. People have some freedoms that they never could have enjoyed under previous leaders. They can travel freely, but getting involved in democratic endeavors can lead to trouble. After all, Putin was a member of the feared KGB, Putin was not pleased with the way the former Soviet Union came to an end. He believes things went too far. Today, Putin is similar to a Czar.
Frank calls Putin a modern day Czar. Frank was a guest on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger Monday morning.